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Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, students embark on a two year personalised learning journey by studying all National Curriculum subjects.  

 In the first two years of study at Amersham School students are exposed to a broad variety of subjects. Each lesson lasts for 75 minutes in order to allow for a deeper learning experience and for lessons which provide for a variety of learning styles. The carousel provision offers an immersive experience of a wide range of subjects which promotes academic progress and supports the development of CIRCLE skills. 

Learning is accelerated to give flexibility to meet each of our students' individual needs, whilst maximising performance and engagement in the curriculum.  Student progress and performance are assessed through regular Teacher Assessment including those undertaken in Purposeful Practice week.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum provides a broad platform from which students can make informed choices for their Key Stage 4 journey.

The number of lessons over the school week timetable in Key Stage 3 is :

English, Mathematics, Science 3 lessons
Physical Education 2 lessons
History 1 lesson
Geography 1 lesson
Modern Foreign Languages (French or Spanish) 2 lessons
Art  1 lesson
Technology (Information, Design and Food) PSCHE IT: Carousel 2 lessons
Drama, Dance, Music: Carousel 2 lessons
Students are taught in mixed ability groups for all subjects with the exception of Mathematics in Key Stage 3.